Month: April 2015

Member Achievements – April 2015

Sam Shaw has been named a 2015 Master Craft Artist Award recipient by the Maine Crafts Association. Recipients are selected for demonstrating excellence in craftsmanship, inspired design, a singular voice or style, and a career of service to the field. This and more member achievements in this week’s news post.

In Remembrance: J. Fred Woell

It is with sadness that we share the passing of another metalsmith. J. Fred Woell died April 2, 2015 at his home in Deer Isle, Maine. He was 81.

Technical Article: “Micro TIG: Art Welding” by Sessin Durgham

This article serves as just the tip of the iceberg of the enormous possibilities created by the newest micro welding machines. Lower and lower price points are definitely making this technology available to the individual as well as educational programs.

In Remembrance: Bobby Hansson

Bobby Hansson passed away in March 2015. Hansson was a photographer, author, teacher, tin-can art genius, filmmaker, blacksmith, and more.

In Remembrance: Manfred Bischoff

Manfred Bischoff (1947-2015) was one of the great goldsmiths of Europe. Born in Germany, Bischoff lived and worked in Munich and Berlin before relocating to Italy.

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